Success with Recipes 101

Our VHP nutrition exerts help thousands of patients, and one area of confusion they report is with food preparation and recipes. Some get frustrated and decide that they're "a bad cook" and always will be. For many, cooking has become a lost art. We are all so busy, that investing the time into teaching our [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Success with Recipes 101

Quality or Quantity: Which is More Important

Remember when fat was the enemy when it came to those of us interested in weight loss?  I certainly do, as I struggled through my own weight loss journey in the 90’s.  But the days of eating fat-free cookies for weight loss are now behind us.  This ever evolving idea of healthy eating leaves many [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Quality or Quantity: Which is More Important

Plant-based Protein

Protein. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that term? Muscles? Maybe a steak, burger, or piece of chicken? What about plants? Plant-based proteins may contain less protein per ounce than animal proteins, but they can still be part of a high protein diet. They are great sources of fiber, antioxidants, [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Plant-based Protein

Staying Healthy on the Road

  How did you do with your diet last time you traveled away from home? Most of my clients don’t generally give themselves very high marks on the first trip after making some big lifestyle changes. After all, when we are in a new environment, without our comfortable routines, it’s pretty easy to let our [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Staying Healthy on the Road

March is National Nutrition Month

Ever wonder if there was a whole MONTH dedicated to celebrating healthier eating (of course you have, who hasn’t)? Well guess what? MARCH is that month! Every year, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a campaign to help educate the public on healthier eating and lifestyle habits. This year’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on March is National Nutrition Month

Watch Out for Added Sugar

Do you know how much sugar are you consuming on a daily basis? If you’re using a food diary, such as the one available on the Virtual Health Partners' portal, you do. And the amount may surprise you. Food manufacturers sneak sugar into a wide variety of products these days, from condiments, to canned tomato [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Watch Out for Added Sugar

Weight Loss Success with Telephone-based Support

A new study from Kaiser Permanente has found that patients who receive telephone-based support as they attempt to lose weight, find significant success as compared to patients who do not receive the same support. To find out if weight loss coaching provided through phone calls could prove effective, the researchers at Kaiser compared medical records [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|VHP Voice|Comments Off on Weight Loss Success with Telephone-based Support

How to Exercise When you Don’t Feel Like it

It's no secret that exercise has been known to lift our spirits and put us in a better mood. We wrote an earlier article about the connection between happiness and exercise. But even if we truly believe that exercise will make us healthier and happier, we don't always have an easy time jumping in and [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Exercise When you Don’t Feel Like it

How to Have a Healthier Valentine’s Day

Whether you enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, you can’t hide from it this time of year. Stores, schools, and television become overwhelmed with hearts and goodies. Loved ones everywhere will feel pressure to bring home the obligatory chocolate boxes and candy hearts. Don’t give in! Valentine’s Day can be just as lovely without all [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Have a Healthier Valentine’s Day